National Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA)

Who is CSSIA? The Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (About CSSIA) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) National Resource Center. Since 2003, CSSIA has provided students with real-world learning experiences in information assurance and network security through several program improvement supportive initiatives.

These initiatives include:

  • Expanding and enhancing cyber security skills events and competitions
  • Building a national infrastructure to deliver faculty workshops
  • Establish mentoring programs for secondary and post-secondary teachers and faculty
  • Developing national infrastructure models for skills and learning based on the creation of scalable and affordable remote virtual lab environments

Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work

Two of our faculty, Dr. Kristine Christensen and Chuck Bales, were recently feature on the podcast “Preparing Technicians for the Future of Work” to discuss how they are incorporating the Internet of Things into their courses here at Moraine Valley Community College. Take a listen below!

“In this episode hear how one college is reimagining their courses to impact tomorrow’s workforce. With the rapid emergence of new technologies like the Internet of Things, future technicians need exposure to an array of diverse skills.  How can faculty respond and adapt instruction to address these new cross-disciplinary skills? Learn about model strategies and how these innovators at Moraine Valley Community College are bringing out the best in their faculty to meet the needs of students and industry.”